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Of Hobbitology

Scott McLemee interviews author Robert T. Tally Jr. on J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit: Realizing History Through Fantasy: A Critical Companion.

‘The Grant Writing Guide’

Author discusses her new book, on how faculty members can land grants.
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Driven to Distraction

Scott McLemee reviews Jamie Kreiner’s The Wandering Mind: What Medieval Monks Tell Us About Distraction.
The book cover for Denise Gigante’s Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America.
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A Book of Books

Scott McLemee reviews Denise Gigante’s Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America.
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Rising Production Cost – and Rising Resentment

The reasons why higher ed costs so much to produce also explain why historical esteem for higher education has shifted to resentment, write Bruce A. Kimball and Sarah M. Iler.

Is a Deal Between 44 Texas Colleges and Elsevier ‘Historic’?

Some laud the agreement. Others say it falls short. If nothing else, the deal offers an example of how a collection of colleges is navigating a tense academic publishing ecosystem.
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First-Person Singular

Scott McLemee highlights forthcoming university press books of a more personal nature.
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Gentrification Matters

Scott McLemee reviews Leslie Kern’s Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies.